Smoking in your car? Lawmakers want you to use your ashtray, not the highway to dispose of those cigarette butts.
The state House of Representatives voted 95-1 Monday to levy fines against people who throw cigarettes out of their car windows.
Under House Bill 1075 by Marrero Rep. Pat Connick, a first offense for the intentional littering would carry a $300 fine and eight hours of community service in a litter cleanup program.
A second offense would cost $700 and require 16 hours of community service. On a third offense, violators could give up their driver’s licenses for a year, pay a $1,500 fine and have to perform 80 hours of litter cleanup time.
The proposal moves to the Senate for consideration.